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Reflections from IEEE PCIC

Despite the recent weather-related disasters in the States, the largest industry conference for the IEEE Petroleum & Chemical Industry Committee (IEEE-PCIC) still attracted some 1435 delegates and 378 guests.

DC “hot stick” developed for first responder, electrician safety

The patent-pending DC “hot stick” not only detects direct current voltage, but ensures the probe is properly tapped into the electrical lines being tested.

Arlington and Bridgeport settle all pending litigation

In connection with this settlement, Arlington has received payment of $1.37 million for the judgment in case No. 3:06-cv-1105. Bridgeport has dismissed its appeal from that judgment and Arlington has dismissed its cross-appeal seeking attorney’s fees.

Ontario’s Construction Lien Amendment Act passes 2nd reading

Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act (Ontario), passed second reading with a unanimous vote at Queen’s Park, reports Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO). The act now moves to the committee stage for consideration.

Ideal Skills Challenge well underway

To participate, contestants simply need to come to one of Ideal Canada’s scheduled events, being held through November 2017. Registration takes place on the spot, and Ideal supplies all the necessary equipment to complete The Challenge.

Nathaniel appoints new leadership team at Standard Products

David Nathaniel, head of Standard Products Inc., has appointed a new leadership team—Kelly Hanson, Jason Prevost and Daniela Di Pietro—to run the company so he can “focus on seeking new strategic opportunities for Standard”.

$12-billion Energy East cancelled, yet “Canada is open for business”

“The Building Trades regrets the opportunities that have been lost in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario and on the Prairies,” said Robert Blakely of Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) on the news that TransCanada has cancelled the Energy East Pipeline.

Tazi Twé project shelved as demand declines in northern Sask

“We have decided not to proceed with construction until there is a viable business case for this project, which is largely dependent on economic activity in northern Saskatchewan,” said SaskPower president & CEO Mike Marsh.